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Visual Astronomy Display: November 2014

Visual Astronomy Display for November 2014 Highlights… MAVEN reached Mars in September and has begun studying the upper atmosphere of the Red Planet in an attempt to figure out what happened to the atmosphere of Mars; Unexpectedly, the Arctic and Antarctic regions react differently to changing climate conditions. A video…

Visual Astronomy Display: October 2014

Visual Astronomy Display for October 2014 Highlights… SciShow ponders the famous statement from Carl Sagan that “we are made of star-stuff”, exactly how much of us really is “star-stuff”?; Nature published a short video about Laniakea, our home supercluser, and the team of scientists who discovered it; Philae prepares to…

Visual Astronomy Display: September 2014

Visual Astronomy Display for September 2014 Highlights… The Rosetta mission is still going strong! One video illustrates the key dates of the upcoming sequence of maneuvers that will bring Rosetta even closer to comet 67P; Historic footage from Voyager 2’s 1989 flyby of Triton, a moon of Neptune, has been…

Visual Astronomy Display: August 2014

Visual Astronomy Display for August 2014 Highlights… The tale of the comet-chasing probe, Rosetta, re-imagined as a child’s bedtime story; Last month was the 45th anniversary of the moon landing! Several videos in this playlist celebrate and remember that historic event; SciShow has a video highlighting rogue planets, those lone…

Visual Astronomy Display: July 2014

Visual Astronomy Display for July 2014 Highlights… Curiosity celebrates one Martian year of exploring the red planet; Science@NASA shows that the Sun is finally coming back to maximum cycle after a long Solar minimum; Transmitting videos from space via laser beams? The goal of NASA’s OPALs project is described in…

Visual Astronomy Display: June 2014

Visual Astronomy Display for June 2014 Highlights… Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is shrinking? Images show how the largest storm in the solar system has changed over time; A sequence of short videos detailing five different methods for detecting extrasolar planets; Our sun is constantly surprising us. In addition solar flares,…

Visual Astronomy Display: May 2014

Visual Astronomy Display for May 2014 Highlights… We have several videos about the recent lunar eclipse, including a time lapse video of the blood moon; Science@NASA presents us with a real life example of Einstein’s twin paradox, describing the various studies that will be taken as one twin orbits the…

Visual Astronomy Display: April 2014

Visual Astronomy Display for April 2014 Highlights… Astronomers are using the gravity of distant galaxies to bend light and magnify images, allowing them to see deeper into the cosmos than ever before; Comet collisions and an undiscovered exoplanet are hinted at by large clouds orbting a distant star; April 14th…

Visual Astronomy Display: March 2014

Visual Astronomy Display for March 2014 Highlights… Science@NASA brings us a fun clip about what it would be like to drink a cup of coffee in space; With an extension of support until at least 2024, the International Space Station is poised to make discoveries we can’t even imagine today;…

Visual Astronomy Display: February 2014

Visual Astronomy Display for February 2014 Highlights… Engineers and scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory talk about the amazing discoveries of Opportunity which is still functioning on the surface of Mars a full ten years after it landed in 2004; A neat little video from MinutePhysics about how the solar…